Building A Local Economy: 101

This is our first full discussion of economics, specifically what is needed to build a truly local economy. Zach Liggett from Goldeneye Asset Management joins Dave for a first round talk about just how a community goes about building its economic security. Liggett suggests that individual citizens and residents must first secure their own personal economy, beginning with all the steps we can take to reduce our energy consumption.   But much more is needed in terms of financial structures which focus locally rather than in the larger national or global marketplace. The lack of mechanisms for personal, small scale, localized investing is a primary hurdle. Liggett foresees the growth of social-media-type web platforms that will bring like minded investors together into 'investment clubs' that focus their funds into local economic efforts